Bill Curtis

Bill Curtis (born 1948) is a software engineer is best known for leading the development of the Capability Maturity Model and the People CMM in the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and for championing the spread of software process improvement and software measurement globally.wikipedia
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Capability Maturity Model

CMMCapability Maturity Model (CMM)CMMI
Bill Curtis (born 1948) is a software engineer is best known for leading the development of the Capability Maturity Model and the People CMM in the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and for championing the spread of software process improvement and software measurement globally. During 1991–1992 he was the Director of the Software Process Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he led the projects that produced the Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM).
The CMM was published as a book in 1995 by its primary authors, Mark C. Paulk, Charles V. Weber, Bill Curtis, and Mary Beth Chrissis.

Fort Worth Country Day School

Country Day SchoolFort Worth Country Day
He graduated from the Fort Worth Country Day School in 1967 where the Bill Curtis Award is given annually to the undergraduate boy whose performance contributes the most to the athletic program.

CISQ

Consortium for IT Software QualityConsortium of IT Software QualityInternational Standards for automating the software structural quality
He is currently the Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), an IT industry leadership group founded by the SEI and OMG.
Bill Curtis, the co-author of the CMM framework is CISQ's first Director.

People Capability Maturity Model

P-CMMPCMM Level 3PCMM Level 5
Bill Curtis (born 1948) is a software engineer is best known for leading the development of the Capability Maturity Model and the People CMM in the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and for championing the spread of software process improvement and software measurement globally.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Institute of TechnologyCarnegie MellonCarnegie-Mellon University
Bill Curtis (born 1948) is a software engineer is best known for leading the development of the Capability Maturity Model and the People CMM in the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, and for championing the spread of software process improvement and software measurement globally. During 1991–1992 he was the Director of the Software Process Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he led the projects that produced the Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM).

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IEEEFellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics EngineersTechnical Field Award
In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for his contributions to software process improvement and measurement.

Eckerd College

EckerdFlorida Presbyterian CollegeAlumni
He received his B.A. in mathematics, psychology, and theater in 1971 from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

University of Texas at Austin

University of TexasTexasThe University of Texas at Austin
He received his M.A. in 1974 from The University of Texas.

Texas Christian University

TCUTexas ChristianTexas Christian University (TCU)
He received his Ph.D. specializing in organizational psychology and statistics in 1975 from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

University of Washington

WashingtonUniversity of Washington, SeattleUniversity of Washington in Seattle
He started his career as a Research Assistant Professor in the Organizational Research Group at the University of Washington where he also taught statistics in the Department of Psychology and performed research on programmer skills, leadership, and sports psychology.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin CorporationLockheed-MartinLockheed
He entered software engineering in 1978 as the Manager of Software Management Research at Information System Programs in General Electric's Space Division (now a division of Lockheed Martin) in Arlington, Virginia, where he led research on software metrics and programming practices.

ITT Inc.

ITTITT CorporationInternational Telephone and Telegraph
From 1980 to 1983 he developed a global software productivity and quality measurement system in ITT's Programming Technology Center.

Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation

MCCM.E. MicroelectronicsMCC research consortium
During 1983–1990 he founded the Human Interface Laboratory and later led Design Process Research at Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), the American Fifth Generation Computer Research Consortium in Austin, Texas.

Software Engineering Institute

SEISoftware Engineering Institute (SEI)Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute
He is currently the Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), an IT industry leadership group founded by the SEI and OMG. During 1991–1992 he was the Director of the Software Process Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he led the projects that produced the Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM). Dr. Curtis initiated the project to create the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) in 1991 after he had been selected to succeed Watts Humphrey as the Director of the Software Engineering Institute's Software Process Program.

Borland

Borland InternationalBorland Software CorporationSegue Software
TeraQuest was acquired by Borland Software Corporation in 2005, where he became the Chief Process Officer.

Object Management Group

OMGObject Management Group (OMG)Business Process Management Initiative
He is currently the Director of the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ), an IT industry leadership group founded by the SEI and OMG.

Watts Humphrey

Watts S. Humphrey
Dr. Curtis initiated the project to create the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) in 1991 after he had been selected to succeed Watts Humphrey as the Director of the Software Engineering Institute's Software Process Program.

Nedbank

Nedbank GroupNedcorNedcor Bank
With support from Nedbank in South Africa, Dr. Curtis and Charles Weber developed a Business Process Maturity Model (BPMM) to extend the benefits of CMM and CMMI which are project-based, to the continuous value-chain processes of a business.

Association for Computing Machinery

ACMAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)ACM Press
In 1980 acquired funding from the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to launch the initial conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems, which became the Association for Computing Machinery's successful CHI conference series on user interface technology.

User interface

UIinterfaceweb interface
In 1980 acquired funding from the Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) to launch the initial conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems, which became the Association for Computing Machinery's successful CHI conference series on user interface technology.

Software quality

software reliabilitycode qualityquality
Under the guidance of Bill Curtis, co-author of the Capability Maturity Model framework and CISQ's first Director; and Capers Jones, CISQ's Distinguished Advisor, CISQ has defined five major desirable characteristics of a piece of software needed to provide business value.

CAST (company)

CAST leadership includes Bill Curtis, who developed the Capability Maturity Model at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) in the early 1990s and then the Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ).